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Master of Business Administration

The Meinders Professional MBA

36 Credit Hours | 2 Years, part-time | No prerequisites required 

Effective leaders are resilient, strategic, innovative, communicative, and have the distinct ability to inspire greatness. The Meinders Professional MBA curriculum teaches business and management knowledge, complemented by opportunities to strengthen leadership, communication, presentation, negotiation, and collaboration skills. 

The Meinders  MBA features small, cohort-based classes that unite faculty and students in a close-knit, dynamic environment. The exclusive Authentic Leadership Course includes customized leadership assessments, coaching, and development, preparing students to begin expanding their business and leadership acumen throughout the MBA program

Cohorts meet one night a week for 2 years, with the exception of the first semester.  Students can expect to meet twice a week for the first 16 weeks to accommodate the exclusive leadership course. 

Course Schedule

Meinders MBA Professional Cohort 6 Schedule 

Mondays from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • Ten of the 12 Meinders MBA Courses are expected to be offered in 9-Week Terms on Mondays, 5:30-9:30pm
  • Spring 2018 Effective Leadership & Communication will meet on Thursdays, 6-8:40pm
  • Spring 2019 Ethical, Societal & Legal Environment will be on-line
January - March              
1/8 - 3/9
Accounting for Business Decision Making                                                                                                            
January - May
1/8 - 5/4
Effective Leadership & Communication
March - May
3/19 - 5/18
Business Strategy for Creating Value
June - July
5/29 - 7/27
Data Analysis for Business Decisions
August - October
8/6 - 10/5
Managing at the Crossroads: The Global Economic Environment
October - December
10/15 - 12/17
Strategic Marketing Decisions for Creating Value

January - March           
1/7 - 3/8
Financial Strategy and Decision Making                                                                                                 
January - May
1/7 - 5/3
Ethical, Societal & Legal Environment of Business
March - May
3/18 - 5/17
Technology & Operations Management
June - July
5/28 (T) - 7/26
Strategic Leadership of the Organization
August - October
8/5 - 10/4
Special Topics in Business
October - December
10/14 - 12/16
Capstone Experience: Integrating and Applying Business Knowledge

Course Descriptions

MBA 5123 – Effective Leadership & Communication

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focuses on integrated behavioral competencies demanded in organizations today: self-awareness, communication, negotiation, collaboration, and relationship building. Students work through individual leadership profile assessments, evaluate effective leadership behaviors, and explore techniques and processes to communicate and negotiate effectively.

ACCT 5213 – Accounting for Business Decision Making

Emphasis on the application of accounting information for financial reporting and managerial decision making. 

MGMT 5213 – Business Strategy for Creating Value

Focuses upon organizational, competitive, and environmental issues confronting organizations and how firms identify, seize, and defend opportunities in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing global economy.

ECON 5313 – Data Analysis for Business Decisions

Focuses on the identification and access of information sources and analyzing the information to make informed decisions and solve managerial problems. Topics include numerical and graphic description of data, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and predictive modeling, linear allocation models and allocating resources, forecasting, and decision analysis. The course utilizes spreadsheet, statistical, and simulation software.

ECON 5413 – Managing at the Crossroads: The Global Economic Environment

Emphasizing the perspective of managers in the private sector, this course focuses on interactions of economic principles at work at the interfirm, intraindustry, and interindustry levels (microeconomics), at the economy-wide level (macroeconomics), and at the global level (international economics).

MKTG 5103 – Strategic Marketing Decisions for Creating Value

This course is concerned with crafting marketing strategies and making marketing decisions. At the end of the course, students should be able to structure and solve rather complex marketing problems.

FIN 5303 – Financial Strategy and Decision Making

Fundamental concepts such as time value of money and risk-return relationships in finance are presented in detail. Financial decisions faced by modern business enterprises are analyzed in the framework of financial theories. These decisions include capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, short-term financial management, and performance evaluations.

IT 5603 – Technology and Operations Management

This course expands student’s knowledge of the role of technology in the planning and management of organizations and covers both information technology topics and operations management topics. Students gain understanding of management information systems, decision support systems, expert systems, database management systems, and enterprise systems.

MGMT 5703 – Ethical, Societal, and Legal Environment of Business

This course examines areas of law and ethics that relate to the contemporary business environment. Areas of study include contracts, torts, white collar crime, product liability, anti-competitive practices, consumer protection, employment practices, business organizations, and the legal and ethical responsibilities.

MGMT 5713 – Strategic Leadership of the Organization

This course enhances the student’s ability to manage organizations and their members. The primary objective is to increase understanding of organizational behavior theory, research and practice at the individual, intragroup, and intergroup levels.

MBA 5113 – Special Topics in Business

Rotating variable topics course allowing students to develop expertise in a current business topic.

MGMT 6643 – Capstone Experience: Integrating and Applying Business Knowledge

Using a combination of simulations, cases, and/or live-case client projects this course integrates principles and concepts from all earlier course work.  Emphasizes management of the enterprise as a process of integration using strategic processes and bound by the resources, environmental constraints, and ethical considerations of the enterprise.

The Meinders Experience
  • Cohorts are comprised of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, providing an exclusive opportunity to build a strong and supportive network.
  • Guest lecturing gives students the opportunity to learn from executives and elicit candid responses about their professional experiences.
  • Faculty with outstanding academic and business credentials maintain a contemporary, business-related focus in the classroom.
  • Attend Meinders-sponsored events and conferences free of charge.
  • Access to the Bloomberg Terminal, the source for premier financial and investment data.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition & FeesPer 3-Credit


To Earn 36-Credits (12 course)
Tuition $590/credit$1,770$21,240
General Fees $115/credit**$345*$4,140

*General Fees Waived for students employed by corporate partners that provide tuition assistance to their employees. This reduces tuition & fee forecast to complete the MBA to $21,240.